After six long months following the fire at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is finally ready to reopen. We caught up with Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts to find out how exactly they've spent all that 'free' time and what's going to be on the menu when the doors have opened.
So Dubai is usually a little out of our catchment area, when it comes to writing about new restaurants but when the restaurant in question is a new one by Heston Blumenthal then we thought we'd make an exception.
It's just been announced that he and Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts will open Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the chef's fifth restaurant and his third Dinner, in The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai in 2019.
The new restaurant
The Fat Duck isn't the only Heston hosted hostelry in Bray, there's also the very highly rated (and considerably more affordable/ easy to get into) The Hinds Head. And now we hear that changes are coming to the restaurant.
First of all, expect new menus - focusing on a choice of a three-course lunch menu for £25 plus four and six-course dinner menus for £45 and £58. They're all set-menu affairs, with come of the classics
So this is a big week for Heston and the team at The Fat Duck. It's the point at which all the money and effort spent reworking the restaurant is finally put to the test.
If, like us, you thought The Fat Duck already was open, turns out these last two weeks have actually been a soft launch. Hot Dinners caught up with Heston when he turned up try Sat Bains's one-off burger for Shake Shack in Covent Garden on Friday.
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It's the twentieth anniversary of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck so, after taking a bit of a holiday in Melbourne, he's back in Bray and getting ready to relaunch the restaurant. Lots more information is being revealed - so what can diners expect..?
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